Most day-one streams of an album on Spotify (female)
Who
Taylor Swift, Midnights
What
184,695,609 total number
Where
Not Applicable ()
When

The 20 tracks on Taylor Swift’s (USA) 10th studio album Midnights posted some jaw-dropping figures on Spotify on its day of release, 21 October 2022. Led by “Anti-Hero” (17,390,253), “Lavender Haze” (16,419,161) and “Snow on the Beach (feat. Lana Del Rey)” (15,030,183), a total of 184,695,609 filtered streams were registered by the time the clock struck ‘midnights’ on 22 October. This figure combines the number of streams for the standard 13-track album (161,571,832) and the additional seven tracks on the extended 3am Edition (23,123,777).


On Spotify’s “Daily Top Songs Global” chart for 21 October 2022, the following number of streams were published (chart positions also shown):

1. “Anti-Hero” – 17,390,253

2. “Lavender Haze” – 16,419,161

3. “Snow on the Beach” (feat. Lana Del Rey) – 15,030,183

4. “Maroon” – 14,422,463

5. “You’re on Your Own, Kid” – 12,842,734

6. “Midnight Rain” – 12,578,139

7. “Vigilante Shit” – 11,875,754

8. “Question…?” – 11,563,475

9. “Karma” – 10,776,931

10. “Bejeweled” – 10,483,302

11. “Labyrinth” – 9,841,164

12. “Sweet Nothing” – 9,211,064

13. “Mastermind” – 9,137,209

22. “The Great War” – 3,683,060

23. “Bigger than the Whole Sky” – 3,643,214

26. “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” – 3,518,231

27. “Paris” – 3,416,679

30. “High Infidelity” – 3,166,791

34. “Glitch” – 2,916,058

37. “Dear Reader” – 2,779,744.

The tracks in positions 22-37 are from the 3am Edition of Midnights. Twenty-eight tracks by Taylor Swift recorded one million streams on 21 October, with older favourites such as “Blank Space”, “Don’t Blame Me”, “Cruel Summer”, “August” and “Lover” adding a further 9,671,557 streams to her massive 24-hour total. Overall, that’s 194,367,166 streams for all 28 of her songs on 21 October’s “Daily Top Songs Global” Top 200 chart – a number higher than the populations of all but seven countries in the world (China, India, US, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria and Brazil), according to the United Nations’ latest official estimates/projections.

In addition to smashing Spotify’s 24-hour streaming record for an album, Swift also broke new ground as the platform’s most streamed artist in one day (reportedly 228 million). On 27 October 2023, the next chapter of Swift’s stellar streaming career was written when the 22 tracks from the deluxe edition of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), led by “Style (Taylor’s Version)” (11,672,576), came close to raising the bar even higher, amassing 176,170,759 filtered streams on Spotify. That's just 8,524,850 plays fewer than the 20 tracks from the 3am Edition of Midnights achieved in October 2022.

Midnights also set first-day streaming records on Apple Music and Amazon Music.